Murray Richard Powell

26 novembre 19366 juillet 2020

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Murray Powell of Aurora on July 6, 2020 at the age of 83. He is at peace and has reunited with loving wife Fay (deceased) and his twin sister Marlene (deceased). Murray is survived and will be forever missed by loving daughter Sherri (Peter Washington), son David, sisters Colleen and Donna, nieces and nephews and most of all Nicole and Victoria to whom he was a devoted and loving grandpa.

Murray spent 33 years at North York Hydro (now Toronto Hydro) and was a life member of the York Region Amateur Radio Club.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date and time in lieu of visitation and funeral service. We wish to thank everyone for their kind words and condolences to help us through this sad time.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Murray is appreciated.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Powell family.


Murray Richard Powell


Terry Bennett

15 septembre , 2020

With fondness and a sad farewell to Murray (VE3ATO), we shared some time together as members of "York Region Amateur Radio Club" members.

Murray and I taught the CW Classes at Aurora College. We even visited Dayton Hamfest a couple of times with other club members...

"I have a fond memory of Murray communicating over the air with his elderly Mom (originally licensed as VE3ATP) on our local ham-repeater (VE3YRC) and the tenderness in his voice, resounded to this day...

but this is NOT all about ham radio..

Murray, as I remember him was a strong believer in helping others whenever he could and was a firm believer in fellowship, manifested through his love of communications!

Rest in peace Murray and my Sincere (belated) condolences to your family (I only just learned of your QSY to the 'big QTH'!)

Terry (ve3ega)

Jim Sloane

11 juillet , 2020

I worked with Murray at North York Hydro. He was always eager to share his trade Knowledge in the gentlest of ways. A wonderful guy!
My condolences to his family on your loss

Suzanne Miller

11 juillet , 2020

Murray will always be remembered as the kind cousin who always wanted to help.
Although we lived in the same town, we saw little of each other with busy lives.
GORD and I would walk by and visit and Murray would have stories of who he’d been talking to on his ham radio. He explained lots about his hobby and He directly coached GORD and helped him through getting his ham licence when we needed it for our boating in the Caribbean.
Such a good kind man, he’ll be missed

Cyndy Neale

11 juillet , 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Murray's passing and send my condolences to David, Sherri and their family. As a neighbour of Murray's for decades, I have fond memories of many chats with Murray. He was always there to help if help was needed. As a wonderful father, grandfather and friend, Murray will be missed.

Rest now, Murray. You are now with Faye.

Greg White

10 juillet , 2020

I just found out about Murray passing. Murray was one of the first people I met in fulfilling a lifelong dream of getting my Amateur Radio licence.
In fact, Murray gave me my test and also liked to help everyone with code practice at his home. Murray was a great guy, and always took interest and was always approachable, friendly and made me feel welcome.
He was the first to assign me the moniker of "Very Fine Operator" for "VFO" - my radio callsign suffix. I was always happy to see him and have a chat at one of the radio club events. He will be greatly missed, but always remain close in memory and affection.

Mark Cyr

9 juillet , 2020

My condolences to David and Sherri. It was with the assistance of your father that I became employed with North York Hydro. I could never thank him enough. He was a good man who had nothing but kindness in his heart and he will certainly be missed by all.

Rick Fleming

8 juillet , 2020

Rick and Dorothy Fleming
July 8 20
I first met Murray at NYH in 1964.
Over the years Murray and I had the opportunity to work together.
During Murray's retirement we would meet along with others at some of the Monthly luncheons.
Murray carried the same easy going Gentleman personality throughout all these years.

John and Jackie Bromell

8 juillet , 2020

Thanks for all the good memories. We shared 30 great working years and another 25 of continued friendship. We'll miss but never forget you.

Shelley Charlton

8 juillet , 2020

From the Lowden family. We send our sympathy and hugs to Sherri and David. Uncle Murray will be missed. Him and Auntie Fay use to love driving up to Owen Sound seeing the lake and visiting with mom and dad. Now they can all visit again. May he rest peacefully now.

Nancy Jones

8 juillet , 2020

I have known Murray since my late teen years. I remembering him helping my husband, Ray, and I install our first dishwasher in our home. He did it and wouldn’t take any money or anything for his help, that is what kind of man he was, someone who helped out young people starting out. I know he was an excellent father, grandfather and father-in-law, always there to help out when needed. I know he is going to be missed by many and his four legged friends too.

Thinking of Sherri, David, Nicole, Victoria and Peter

On behalf of Ray and Nancy Jones and Doreen and Bruce Gordon our hearts go out to you all.

Murray rest in peace, you are with Faye now.